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Sarah Rienecker

Mrs. Rienecker's 5th grade

      Welcome ! I hope you had a fun-filled summer, and are ready for a fabulous year at Sunset Heights Elementary. I look forward to teaching your child this year; working with you to assure the most growth, and offering them a wide variety of experieneces both in and outside of the classroom. With my 23 years of teaching, I bring a multitude of experiences  starting with my Master's in Education in the Diverse Learner, an endorsement in Gifted Education, and having worked in the both the private and public sectors. Prior to my educational career, I worked as a Retail Clothing Buyer in New York City, and graduated from Colorado State University. Besides living in Arizona, I have lived in Colorado, New York, New Jersey, and Michigan. Along with wide exposure to different parts of the United States, I have toured many world cities and countries. (i.e. Greece, Germany, Italy, France, England, Canada, Spain, and Australia)

     I live here in Peoria with my son, Sebastian; my daughter, Sydney; and my husband, Dr. Scottie Rienecker. We also have two shelter animals; a dog named Pepper and a cat named Tonka Claus. In our free time, we enjoy traveling to new places, cooking, appreciating the arts, and attending USA Swim meets. 

     This year I encourage you and your child to use Parentvue/Studentvue(Synergy), my website, and Office 365 through the Student portal. I will be using the website and other forms to communicate with you daily. My website can be found through the school website under the teachers or

  I will work hard to provide your child with the district and state standards, Sunset Heights Elementary School Life Long guidelines for success, and a healthy environment to learn.  It will be extremely important to keep the lines of communication open and work as a team between home and school.  At this point in your child's progression in school, I will expect them to be more personally reponsible and understand that with good choices come wonderful opportunities. I will review my email daily and try to respond within 24 hours.  My school email is​


                                                                               Mrs. Sarah Rienecker


ELA dates to remember
*Sept. 13 Choice Charts due with completed literature book.

Library Days

ELA periods 1 and 3 visit on day 4

ELA period 2 visits on day 5